The band Survivor now has an ironic name.

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  1. Scott

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    Jimi Jamison, the singer for Survivor during their peak mid-’80s run, has died. He was 63 years old. TMZ reports that Jamison passed away last night of a heart attack.

    While Jamison wasn’t the singer of the band’s biggest hit, 1982′s ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ he was around for Survivor’s string of hits throughout the ’80s, starting with 1985′s ‘High on You,’ a Top 10 hit that came just a year after he joined.

    Over the next couple years, Jamison helped Survivor score three more Top 10 hits: ‘The Search Is Over,’ ‘Burning Heart’ and ‘This Is Love.’

    Jamison, who was raised in Memphis, got his start performing with the band Cobra in the early ’80s. During this time, he also sang background vocals on albums by ZZ Top, Joe Walsh and George Thorogood. After stepping into original singer Dave Bickler’s Survivor role in 1984, Jamison was with the group for the rest of the decade.

    He was asked to join Deep Purple in the late ’80s as a replacement for the departing Ian Gillan, but declined to focus on a solo career. He also co-wrote and sang the theme song to ‘Baywatch,’ ‘I’m Always Here.’ Over the past decade, he’s released solo albums as well as collaborations with former Survivor member Jim Peterik and Toto‘s Bobby Kimball. His most recent record is 2012′s ‘Never Too Late.’

    There was talk of reuniting Survivor recently, too. They last released an album in 2006. “There probably is going to be some new music,” Jamison told Popdose in 2012. “We’ve been talking about it recently and I’m not sure exactly how we’re going to handle it yet, but we’re definitely talking about it. And I think there probably should be, to be honest with you.”



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  2. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    Why am I being subjected to news about Survivor?

    Why do people make ludicrous comments on MY age?

    :dave:
     
  3. Scott

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    :dontknow: I think we're the same age Dave.
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    On a serious note....

    I was walking Swifty this evening, and I started contemplating my own mortality. For the most part, I've quite casually commented on 'my 80 years....'. But tonight, I was thinking some more about that. Maybe 80 years are for people who have a wife that can say 'omg, you're having a heart attack, I'll call 911', or 'omg, you just fell in the bathroom, and broke your leg, i'll call for help'. Those are the people that get 80 years.

    Me, I'm going to be lucky if I get 68. I'm good as gone. :c
     
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    :lol:

    I don't think so my friend.

    I did not EVER listen to Survivor at any point in my lifetime. That was for people that were OLDER than me.

    :c
     
  6. idiotbox

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    dave's grandson died, you motherfuckers have some respect.
     
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    All these years I thought Hoff did the Baywatch theme...
     
  8. idiotbox

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    had the eye of the tiger, the heart of AG.
     
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    Died in Memphis, just like the King, baby.

    Hopefully not on the toilet though.
     
  10. Scott

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    I think he did the Budweiser "Real American Heros" songs too.
     
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    I live alone too and wonder if someday people are going to find me dead in my home days after I pass only because I missed work or too many local biker events.
     
  12. Scott

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    You should get a life alert button.
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    What's the name?
     
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    Survivor.
     
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